Rumor: Stainless Steel Apple Watch Will Cost $500, Gold $4,000

While Apple announced that the base model of its forthcoming smartwatch would cost $350, it's remained tight-lipped about the pricing of the rest of the range. Now, a new report suggests that the stainless steel version will start at $500, and the gold at somewhere between $4,000 and $5,000. » 11/05/14 3:20am 11/05/14 3:20am

Apple Watch Will Lock Up Your Payment Info When You Take it Off

One of the Apple Watch's nifty features will be its Apple Pay integration, letting you tap-to-pay right from your wrist. Yes, that means the sensor-laden smartwatch will be connected to your credit card—but there's a nifty trick to prevent would-be thieves from stealing your credit card if they nick your watch. » 9/11/14 12:10pm 9/11/14 12:10pm

Moto 360 Battery Life Test: So Far, Not As Bad As You Heard

Battery life is generally the slowest thing to test on a gadget, and it's almost always the toughest to get right. There's just no way to rush it, and there are just so many variables regarding how people use a particular gadget that it's always one of those "your mileage may vary" type of situations. Last week, some… » 9/08/14 2:07pm 9/08/14 2:07pm

Epson's Activity Trackers Keep an Eye On Your Heart Rate

Because you are not allowed to be a company anymore if you don't make an activity tracker, Epson is getting in on the action with its first two entries into the product category. While most of these are a dime a dozen, Epson's Pulsense products might actually have a leg up on their competition: Built-in heart-rate… » 1/06/14 7:22pm 1/06/14 7:22pm

Qualcomm Toq Hands-On: This Is Tonnes Better Than the Galaxy Gear

Disregarding my opinion that smartwatches (unless they’re the Pebble, or something as intuitive and elegantly-executed) can all be tossed in a skip and set on fire, I’m actually really impressed after a brief play with the Qualcomm Toq (pronounced “talk,” not “toc.” Dubbed “the anti-Galaxy Gear” (by us), such is the… » 9/06/13 7:30am 9/06/13 7:30am

Report: Google Is Making a Smart Watch Too

The Financial Times is reporting that Google is making its own version of a smart watch. What's interesting is that it's not Google's experimental arm X Labs developing the watch but rather Google's Android unit. According to FT, this smart watch would be completely different from Samsung's smart watch (which is also… » 3/21/13 9:34pm 3/21/13 9:34pm